Trees by the truckload

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The Christmas season is here and so are the trees fresh from Maine. This delivery from Bangor arrived early Friday morning to the stand that has been operating for the past 28 years from the intersection of Warwick Avenue and Yucatan Drive. The stand started by the late George Door continues to be operated by the family, including Gwin Cox Jr., seen waving from the top of the truckload of 675 balsams, and Ryan Starkey with a snow-filled tree on his shoulder. The trees sell from $25 to $80 for the top of the line.

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Thecaptain

The following men were all paid the maximum amount of unused sick pay, although they all took different amounts of sick time.

Even the acting chief has been a beneficiary of the fraud. I can only wonder if Steven Kapalka, who had perfect attendance, is pissed off that he was paid the same amount as men that took 7 days off sick. I'll have to make sure he gets this analysis.

Name DAYS SICK DAYS PAID AMOUNT PAID

Steven Kapalka 0 12.48 $3939.30

David Andrews 7 12.48 $3939.30

Daniel Bradley 4 12.48 $3939.30

Thomas Bradley 7 12.48 $3939.30

Thomas Brady 7 12.48 $3939.30

Robert Cembor 4 12.48 $3939.30

Brian Cobb 7 12.48 $3939.30

Marcel Fontenault 5 12.48 $3939.30

Alan Gouveia 3 12.48 $3939.30

Paul Letourneau 7 12.48 $3939.30

George Lusignan 1 12.48 $3939.30

Gary Pellico 5 12.48 $3939.30

Tracy Titus 5 12.48 $3939.30

William Wilson 4 12.48 $3939.30

Monday, July 30
Thecaptain

Now let me further breakdown the unused sick pay scheme in terms of percentages and contract language so that it is very simple to understand.

In 2015, in the first half of the year, men were allowed to cash in 50% of unused sick pay. In the last half of the year and up to present, men could cash in 75% percent of the unused sick pay. That means that in 2015 the total amount of unused sick pay that could be paid was 62.5 %. In 2016 to present, the total amount that could be paid was 75 %. Please see contract language below and understand how the WFD has been knowingly and willfully involved in an organized effort to defraud the taxpayers by manipulation of the numbers and percentages. A few examples below.

July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015

SECTION 6. PAYMENT FOR UNUSED SICK LEAVE AFTER MAXIMUM ACCUMULATION In any case where an employee has accumulated his or her or her maximum sick leave entitlement under Section 1 hereof, he or she shall, at the end of each year, be entitled to be paid for one-half (½) of his or her unused, yearly sick leave entitlement, not to exceed ten (10) days.

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018

SECTION 6. PAYMENT FOR UNUSED SICK LEAVE AFTER MAXIMUM ACCUMULATION In any case where an employee has accumulated his or her or her maximum sick leave entitlement under Section 1 hereof, he or she shall, at the end of each year, be entitled to be paid for three-fourths (3/4) of his or her unused, yearly sick leave entitlement, prorated on a monthly basis, not to exceed fifteen (15) days.

Example - Marcel Fontenault was overpaid the following:

2015 took 5 sick days, paid the max 12.48 days, overpaid 3.10 days = $978.51 should have been paid for 62.5% but paid for 78%

2016 took 5 sick days, paid the max 15 days, overpaid 3.60 days = $1348.08 should have been paid for 75% but paid for 93%

2017 took 24 sick days, paid for 3.75 days, overpaid 7.75 days = $2966.86 should have been paid for 75% but paid for 113.75%

Total over payment----------------------------------------------------------------------------$5293.45

Example - Jonathan Faucher was overpaid the following:

2015 took 6 sick days, paid for 11.65 days, overpaid 2.90 days = $997.51 should have been paid for 62.5% but paid for 77%

2016 took 5 sick days, paid the max 15 days, overpaid 3.75 days = $1403.91 should have been paid for 75% but paid for 93.75%

2017 took 5.66 sick days, paid for 14.97 days, overpaid 4.22 days - $1615.52 should have been paid for 75% but paid for 96.1%

Total over payment -------------------------------------------------------------- $4016.94

Example - Steven Magnan was overpaid the following:

2015 took 7 sick days, paid for 11.65 days, overpaid 3.52 days = $1007.44 should have been paid for 62.5% but paid for 80.1%

2016 took 6 sick days, paid for 13.51 days, overpaid 3.01 days = $936.84 should have been paid for 75% but paid for 90.05%

2017 took 29 sick days, paid for 7.60 days, overpaid 7.60 days = $2423.17 should have been paid for 75% but paid for 113%

Total over payment -------------------------------------------------------------- $4367.45

Example - Vincent Campagna was overpaid the following:

2015 took 6 sick days, paid the max 12.48 days, overpaid 3.73 days = $1057.24 should have been paid for 62.5% but paid for 81.15%

2016 took 5 sick days, paid the max of 15 days, overpaid 3.75 days = $1168.12 should have been paid for 75% but paid for 93.75%

2017 took 4 sick days, paid the max of 15 days, overpaid 3.00 days = $965.13 should have been paid for 75% but paid for 90%

Total over payment -------------------------------------------------------------- $3190.49

Example - Thomas Sinotte was overpaid the following:

2015 took 7 sick days, paid the max of 12.48 days, overpaid 4.35 days = $1481.82 should have been paid for 62.5% but paid for 84.25%

2016 took 5 sick days, paid for 14.54 days days, overpaid 3.29 days = $1403.46 should have been paid for 75% but paid for 91.45%

2017 took 4 sick days, paid the max of 15 days, overpaid 3.00 days = $1321.19 should have been paid for 75% but paid for 90%

Total over payment -------------------------------------------------------------- $4206.47

Summary:

Gentlemen, since the formula to calculate the unused sick time is basic 5th grade math, how is that we have this problem? Where was the oversight for the past numerous years, and what are the requirements in Warwick to oversee the booking of a 22 million dollar a year department? if anyone doesn't believe that this "error" is a coordinated effort, than you are blind and without logic.

Friday, September 21